What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit

October 12-16

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. -1 Thessalonians 5:18-

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Principal's Message

Families, thank you for working with us to keep our school a safe and healthy learning environment. We understand that following the AHS requirements can be challenging and exhausting on a family but because of the diligent efforts of each member of our school community we are ensuring Holy Spirit is a safe place for students and staff to learn and grow.


Our grade 4 students received their Bibles at a very special mass this past Wednesday at OLPH church. Father Jim reminded us that God always loves us and forgives us. He also explained that Bible stands for:

Basic

Instructions

Before

Leaving

Earth


The students will have their Bibles throughout their educational journey to grade 12. The Bibles were a gift from the REAL Foundation.


Thanksgiving blessings,


Mrs. Aoife Cahill

Principal

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time


Gospel Reading: Matthew 22: 1-4, 8-10

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet



Reflection:
Think about this silently in your heart. What does this parable tell us about the kingdom of God? Who is invited into the Kingdom?
The Parable of the Great Banquet

Updated AHS Documents

AHS has updated several key documents. They provide a clear understanding of what parents need to do and how long students need to stay home from school. Please update your daily screening tool posted in your house with the one attached below.

Important Dates

Monday, October 12

  • No school - Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, October 13

  • Regular Day

Wednesday, October 14

  • Picture Retake Day - whole school

Thursday, October 15

  • Picture Retake Day - T/T Kindergarten


Friday, October 16

  • Kindergarten M/W

Families sharing joy

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Digital Citizenship

As we return to school and we embrace being with our peers and teachers and a full school community we also need to re-learn and support learning behaviors we haven't addressed in some time. At Holy Spirit school, our students will be engaged in opportunities to learn in different ways. One of these ways will be with the use of a device. In grade 4, one-to-one technology is fully integrated into many areas of academics.

With technology comes responsibility. Students have a responsibility to be positive digital citizens. What does this mean? " Digital citizenship encourages students to respect themselves, others and intellectual property, while at the same time learning to think critically about protecting themselves and others from harmful content and behaviors online."

In the next 4 weeks teachers will be focusing on digital citizenship lessons in their classes and we are looking for parents to support these lessons at home as well.

See the following link from our EICS website for tools to support Digital Citizenship at home. Parenting in the Digital Age

Donations Needed

As a school we continue to support Valeda House. Valeda House provides temporary shelter for homeless women who may face exceptional challenges in finding safe housing. They are in need of girl preemie clothes and diapers. If you are able to donate please send them with your child or drop them off at the front door.


You can also donate directly:

1) Through their website https://signofhope.cssalberta.ca/. There is a 'donate now' option. In the comments box indicate that you want your donation to go to Valeda House.
2) Mail in a cheque made out to Sign of Hope (in the memo put Valeda House)
Sign of Hope Society, 12431 Stony Plain Road NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3N3
3) Call 780-391-3232 to make a donation over the phone using a credit card

Wellness Corner

As always, I am here to support you, your kiddo, or your family, so please contact me by calling your school's main phone line or by emailing me at danielle.bussiere@eics.ab.ca. Elk Island Catholic Schools also has a page of Alberta Health Services, Government aid, and community resources that may assist your family. https://www.eics.ab.ca/coronavirus-information-in-eics/parent-resources. - Miss. B ♥️


Thank you,


Danielle Bussiere, MSW, RSW


Family Wellness Worker

Madonna Catholic School 780-467-7972

Holy Spirit Catholic School 780-416-9526

Email: danielle.bussiere@eics.ab.ca

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School fees

School fees are now active in PowerSchool. We will not be accepting checks or cash this year. Please log into your PowerSchool account to pay for your child's fees by October 30, 2020.


Please note that fees are added throughout the year as field trips are able to occur. Teachers will send home notes when new fees are added to your account.

Some grades have fees if you wish not to pay for these fees, please contact the office at brigittep@eics.ab.ca to have the fee removed.


Yearbooks may also be purchased at this time. They are $25.00 soft cover books. Please add them to your cart. They will have to be paid for in order for the order to be processed and placed. Yearbooks are handed out in the fall of the next school year.


If you require financial assistance in paying fees please fill out the form that is available at on our EICS website-click here to access form: Fee waiver form


Please email our secretary Mrs. Posavec with any questions brigittep@eics.ab.ca

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Sacrament Preparation Information

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Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, October 28 - School Council Zoom Meeting at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 3 - Virtual 3-Way Conferences
  • Wednesday, November 4 - Early Out-Dismissal at 2:10 pm
  • Thursday, November 5 - Virtual 3-Way Conferences
  • Friday, November 6 - Kindergarten T/T
  • Fall Break - November 9-13 - No School
  • Friday, November 20 - Kindergarten M/W
  • Friday, November 27 - Kindergarten T/T